Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sanity... Welcome Back Old Friend

Why didn't anyone tell me that having a baby was entering into a world of endless stages?! First it's the newborn "sleep deprivation stage"... then comes "stand up and hold me or else I'll scream"... followed by "I'm starving always"... and now we are in "look at me, pick me up, watch my every move or else I'm going to go ballistic!" This has been the most challenging of all. MY HOUSE IS TRASHED... well it was.. until I discovered this baby: (Not the actual baby... the toy.) It's a little piece of heaven on earth my friends. (Jay is too.)In case you can't tell... he can walk around, and around, and around, and around... you get the point. It's great. It has a cool little piano that changes what it plays as you flip through the book in front of it. It has a tray and about ten other toys to choose from. Then when he can actually walk and stand, the seat comes off. Genius! Love love love this.

Anyhow, other than that Jay is teething and learning to crawl. Pretty cute. Love love love him too.

Friday, March 13, 2009


Jay now sleeps with his bum in the air. It's so cute. Just thought I'd share.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

You Live, You Learn, You Get Hives

I should just title this post "More Lessons Learned." Today was jam packed with "I'll-Never-Do-That-Again" moments. It's late so I'll stick to just the two most interesting ones:

#1) I learned that when you send your husband to Winco to pick up these: 
(Diced Green Chiles)

There's a very good chance he might come home with these: 
(Diced Jalapenos!)

Which wouldn't have been so catastrophic had I looked at the can and realized that's what it was. Ironically though, Jay got hungry at the precise moment when the chiles were supposed to be mixed into the casserole. So, not wanting to waste any time, I asked Joey to open the can of chiles and pour them in along with a few other things. Needless to say I didn't notice until after the meal was completely cooked and ready to be consumed... Also needless to say it brought me to tears! My mouth was on FIRE!  

#2) I learned that my son has a SEVERE milk allergy. I didn't even know this was possible but here's what happened: We realized about a month or two ago that Jay was allergic to formula... we're talking hives and trouble breathing. I figured it might be milk. Then he had a pretty bad reaction to mashed potatoes... which contain milk and butter. I figure it's probably milk. Then just this morning Joey was eating cereal and Jay bumped his bowl. It spilled milk all over his arm. He broke out in horrible hives anywhere the milk had touched! Bizarre huh? I'm really hoping he grows out of this cuz it's scary! He still has little bumps all over his arm and he's had two doses of Benedryl already.